We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Food & Beverage Manager who knows how to tackle things and has good organizational, management and communication skills. You are aware of the latest HACCP rules and realize the importance of quality and food safety. Guest service comes naturally to you and you know how to motivate a team. In addition, you have a keen eye for cost control and administration.

As a Food & Beverage Manager, you are responsible for a cluster of 6 restaurants and bars that are all located at high traffic locations and have been successful for many years. You will also be supported by professional administration and marketing teams.

Are you our talent?

You feel comfortable with these main job tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • Set operating goals and objectives
  • Assess staffing requirements and recruit staff when needed
  • Train and coach staff
  • Prepare and implement standard operating procedures
  • Manage staff performance in accordance with established standards and procedures
  • Ensure staff know and adhere to established codes of practice
  • Organize and monitor staff schedules
  • Maintain employee records
  • Coordinate restaurant operations
  • Monitor adherence to health, safety and hygiene standards in kitchen and restaurant
  • Keep records of health and safety practices
  • Ensure compliance with restaurant security procedures
  • Ensure alcohol regulations are adhered to
  • Interact with customers
  • Advise customers on food and beverage choices
  • Oversee preparation of food and beverage items
  • Ensure adherence to set recipes
  • Ensure quality of food and beverage presentation
  • Observe the size of food portions and preparation quantities to minimize waste
  • Interact with customers to ensure all inquiries and complaints are handled promptly
  • Plan and coordinate menus
  • Analyze food and beverage costs and assign menu prices
  • Total restaurant receipts and reconcile with sales
  • Ensure cash management procedures are completed accurately
  • Set and monitor budgets
  • Analyze budget variances and take corrective actions
  • Establish and implement financial controls
  • Implement and oversee cost-cutting measures
  • Plan and monitor restaurant sales and revenue
  • Organize and supervise marketing and promotional activities
  • Maintain business records
  • Prepare and analyze management reports
  • Determine and execute operating improvements
  • Check and order supplies of non-food items
  • Identify and estimate food and beverage supply requirements and place orders with suppliers
  • Negotiate purchase prices and develop preferred suppliers
  • Schedule food and beverage deliveries
  • Check the quality of deliveries and documentation
  • Ensure the correct storage of supplies
  • Arrange for maintenance and repairs of equipment and services
  • Identify and evaluate competitors
  • Keep current with trends in the restaurant industry

You recognize yourself in these key skills and competencies:

  • Quick and solid decision-making
  • Judgment
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Planning and organizing
  • Resource management
  • Communication
  • Customer service focus
  • Quality orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • High energy level
  • Stress tolerance

You have this knowledge and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification preferred
  • Previous experience in food and beverage management
  • In-depth working knowledge of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • In-depth working knowledge of food preparation and presentation
  • Experience in staff management and development
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices
  • Experience in analyzing financial data
  • Knowledge of planning and forecasting
  • Track record of managing inventory and cost control
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures
  • Able to use relevant computer applications

Our ideal candidate should preferably have completed a relevant bachelor education, comparable thinking level or have gained comparable work experience. Moreover, you have overseen a restaurant for at least 3 years. You work independently and can work under pressure. Your age is between 25 and 45 years old. You are representative and you have a good command of the English language (Spanish and /or Papiamento is a plus). You do not have a 9-to-5 mentality and are willing to work in varying shifts. Are you the hospitable manager of the restaurant industry that we are looking for?

What do we offer you?

  • An excellent opportunity to follow your passion at one of Aruba’s largest hospitality groups
  • A fast-growing, professional and successful organization
  • An enthusiastic team within an ambitious company with a total of more than 300 colleagues who work together to achieve goals
  • Very interesting staff discounts at our bars and restaurants
  • Salary scale is in line with the market, supplemented with bonuses and additional secondary conditions!
  • In short: we offer you the perfect next step in your career!

Apply today!
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